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Alma, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Alma.

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Around Alma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Saraland. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Alma. Saraland has a population of 13,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Atmore. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Alma and has a population of 10,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alma and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,885   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   E   46 miles [74 km]
Flomaton   [Map]   1,408   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,478   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,907   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,002   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Century (FL)   [Map]   1,786   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bassetts Creek   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carlton   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gainestown   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leroy   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Little River   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Perdue Hill   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rockville   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Stephen's   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Salitpa   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stave Creek   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sunflower   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Uriah   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Wagarville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Walker Springs   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Whatley   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Alma, please visit our County-by-County Page for Alma.

Clarke County ...

Alma is located in Clarke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Baldwin, Choctaw, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Wilcox.

Although it doesn't share a border with Clarke County, Escambia is close to Alma.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alma ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Carson   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Alma   [Map]
Choctaw Bluff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Chrysler   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Eureka Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Holders Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Homewood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Howard Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Manila   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Masons Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Pleasant Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Olivers Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Union   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Alma.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alma. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Alma ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Alma.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   E   23 miles [37 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Alma.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alma. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   99 miles [159.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   W   89 miles [143.2 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   93 miles [149.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   SW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   E   23 miles [37 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Alma. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alma) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4641, Longitude: -87.7539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alma), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alma.


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